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JT Earth Day's Community Environmental Celebration

  • Jim Thorpe Earth Day's Community Environmental Celebration
    Jim Thorpe Earth Day's Community Environmental Celebration
Published April 19. 2013 05:04PM

The 2013 Earth Day's community environmental celebration is coming to Jim Thorpe this weekend, and offering 50 activities, performances and events. Except for the cost of workshop materials and special performances, they are all free.

It all starts on Saturday morning with a 9 a.m. cleanup walk along the riparian area of the Lehigh River. "The Lehigh River Clean Up is the most important event of the day," said Shelli Holland, organizer of Jim Thorpe Earth Day. "We will meet in the parking area next to the Jim Thorpe train station. Look for my green Volkswagen van."

After volunteers are given gloves and trash bags, they are off to collect litter as they walk along the banks of the Lehigh River from Highland Beverage to the Rt. 903 bridge. A voucher, redeemable for either a T-shirt or food at an Earth Day stand, will be given to volunteers.

This is the 43rd year celebrating Earth Day. The first Earth Day began in 1970 as an environmental teach in following the ravages of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. This spring festival has been celebrated for many years in Jim Thorpe, but because of the vagaries of spring weather, it has had more than its share of rain cancellations.

"We are hoping for good weather on Saturday," Holland said. "If not, we will hold it on Sunday. We are watching the weather; seeing how it's going to develop."

Should there be any question about whether the Earth Day celebration is postponed or canceled, or for additional information, see:

Here's a schedule of the events. At the bottom is a list of location abbreviations. All events are on Sat. April 20 unless postponed to Sunday April 21 due to rain. The Saturday Night Cafe & Pub Crawl will be held regardless of weather.

Jim Thorpe Earth Day Schedule

(Sat. April 20. Rain date - Sunday, April 21)

9 a.m. (J) Lehigh River Clean Up

9 a.m. (S) Henna Tattoo's & Body Art (fee for tattoo)

10 a.m. (J) 940 Rock Climb (fee for rock climb)

10 a.m. (J) Earth Day Auction (bid for prizes)

10 a.m. (J) Foolly Mammoth (3 piece band)

11 a.m. (R) Dead Dave's Tarot Readings

11 a.m. (J) Kids Craft (fun with recycled stuff)

11 a.m. (J) Moonbounce & Games (donation)

11 a.m.(R) Tai Chi With Paul

11 a.m. (D) Tony Seo (solo guitar)

11.30 a.m. (J) Boiled Owls (3 piece band)

12 p.m. (O) Analog Velvet (pop duo)

12 p.m. (J) Hula Hoop & Drum Workshop

12 p.m. (D) Michael Pilgermayer (pop duo)

12 p.m. (J) Recycled Rhythm Drumming Workshop

12:00 p.m. (J) Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl (characters)

1 p.m. (J) Appalachian Gypsy Tribe Acoustic (music)

1 p.m. (T) Brother Louv (music)

1 p.m. (D) Dr. Seuss & the Lorax book reading

1 p.m. (D) Eamon Murry (music)

1:30 p.m. (O) Bee's Knees (60s rock band)

2 p.m. (S) Daywand

2 p.m. (R) Green it Up Workshop (donation for materials)

2 p.m. (D) Taste Like More (world music duo)

2 p.m. (D) Waiting for Wings Butterfly Workshop (children)

2:30 p.m. (J) High Strung (acoustic duo)

3 p.m. (J) Hula Hooping Contest

3 p.m. (D) Terry Strongheart (rock music)

3 p.m. (O) Boop Loomis (Latin jazz)

3:30 p.m. (S) Bee's Knees (60s rock band)

3:30 p.m. (R) Energy Workshop (Rejuvenate your soul)

4 p.m. (J) AmRev 2 (rock band)

4 p.m. (T) AnthonE De Maria (music)

4 p.m. (J) Eclectic Circus (children's performance)

4 p.m. (D) Tim Harakal (solo music)

4:30 p.m. (J) Planet Earth Children's Costume Parade

4:30 p.m. (M) Still Hand String Band (Bluegrass)

5 p.m. (D) Golden Taint (duo music)

5:30 p.m. (S) Appalachian Gypsy Tribe Acoustic (music)

5:30 p.m. (J) Free Range Folk (Folk Music)

Saturday Night Cafe & Pub Crawl (Sat. April 20)

6 p.m. (T) David Westrip (piano & vocals)

6:30 p.m. (M) A Night of Mediums

6:30 p.m. (B) Still Hand String Band (bluegrass)

7 p.m. (S) Tom Storm (singer/songwriter)

8 p.m. (O) Paula Cole (pop trio - cost for performance)

9 p.m. (C) Jason Kuhla (music)

9:30 p.m. (P) AmRev 2 (rock)

Location abbreviations:

(B) Bear Appetit, 29 Broadway

(C) Crave at 66, 66 Broadway

(D) Dimmick Memorial Library, 54 Broadway

(J) Josiah White Park Train Station, 1 Susquehanna St

(M) Mauch Chunk Museum, 41 West Broadway

(O) Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway

(P) Molly Maguires Pub, 5 Hazard Square

(R) Race Street Park, Race Street

(S) Strange Brew, 79 Broadway

(T) Through The Looking Glass, 111 Broadway

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